New Delhi: Actor Ranbir Kapoor`s high-on-energy moves in new song ‘Badtameez dil’ from his forthcoming movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ are being compared to his late grand-uncle Shammi Kapoor`s famous dancing style.
Shammi Kapoor`s typical moves from ‘Aaja aaja’ from the 1966 movie ‘Teesri Manzil’ and ‘Baar baar dekho’ from the 1962 release ‘China Town’ seem to have inspired Ranbir`s overall steps and expressions in the peppy ‘Badtameez dil’ number.
Director Ayan Mukherji says the song wasn`t a planned "ode" to Shammi Kapoor, who died in 2011 following ill health. However, the outcome is coincidentally reminiscent of the late star`s distinct style.
"I don`t know if we can call it an ode to Shammiji. It wasn`t a planned move. But now, when we look at some of the moves and Ranbir`s mad energy, the similarities can`t be ignored. I think people see the connection because Shammiji also possessed unparalleled energy when it came to dance," Mukherji said in a statement.
Shot over five days, the song has been choreographed by Remo D`Souza.
Mukherji, who had directed Ranbir in ‘Wake Up Sid’ earlier, always wanted to shoot a dance number.
"I didn`t have any song-and-dance number in `Wake Up Sid` (2009), but I always wanted to explore shooting one. So I am really happy with the response," he added.
‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ is already creating a buzz with its energy-packed and fun-loving trailer, featuring Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and Deepika Padukone. It will release May 31.